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Textured laminate - kitchen cupboards

Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by Mavis, 17th Oct, 2016.

  1. Mavis

    Mavis Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    I thought I'd tap into the knowledge base here..
    Wanting to do an update of the kitchen cupboards at some stage - it all started with needing to replace the rangehood as it is old, greasy and knobs have fallen off.
    I think the skeleton of the cabinets are overall in pretty good condition. It's just outdated - it's covered in a laminate but textured - when you run your fingers over it, you can feel the ridges.

    I could replace the cupboard doors but there are portions of the kitchen where the laminate covers (eg parts of an 'island' bench, kickboard, sides of a tall cabinet) - has anyone been successful with painting over such laminates or am I just running head first into a losing battle?

    Thanks
    Mavis
     

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  2. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    You could definitely paint that - you'd still see the texture, but at least it would be the same as the frame.
     
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  3. Mavis

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    Thanks Jess - true. it would be better than what is is currently.. will have to look into tips on painting laminates!!
     
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    If the texture is really bugging you, you can use a water-based timber filler to get a smooth surface and then you can paint over that. Shouldn't be too hard and also i wouldn't think you'll need heaps of filler since the wholes from the texture would be pretty small from what i can see so much of the filler would be just to even them out and get a smooth surface.
     
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  5. Mavis

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    Not sure if the painted texture would really bug me per se.. i just wasn't sure if the paint would stick ? There's alot of surface to cover.. so Im not sure i would bother filling it all.. hehehe i could probably live with the texture when push comes to shove.. :D
     
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    Does the texture not come off? Looking at the picture, there is a shadow up the top which makes it look as tho the texture is just like wallpaper stuck onto it?
     
  7. Mavis

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    Not really. I did have a look, definitely laminate and not stuck on like wallpaper..
     
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    Hit it with a belt sander to knock off the texture.

    Seal the surfaces with Penetrol then paint.
     
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